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Tire Manufacturers Increase Efficiency with Precision Machine Alignment

In order to produce safe, quality tires, the machines and components that produce the tires must operate to high performance standards. One of the ways that tire manufacturers can ensure their process lines run at optimum efficiency, is to include precision machine alignment inspections and adjustments as part of their regular maintenance plans. Virtually every […]

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Converters Can Learn the Benefits of Precision Alignment on AIMCAL TV

Founded in 1970, the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), provides converters of flexible substrates and their suppliers with a wealth of technical resources that speak directly to the needs of the converting industry including training programs, publications, and conferences and seminars. Recently, AIMCAL added a unique new resource for association members: AIMCAL […]

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Understanding the Machine Alignment Cycle – Stage One: The Alignment Inspection

In previous posts, we have discussed the importance of proper machine alignment and preventative maintenance plans and procedures. Additionally, we have provided posts on alignment methodologies and the benefits of adhering to these practices. In our next series of posts, we will address the four stages of the OASIS Alignment Cycle. Some of the information […]

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How to Identify and Correct Alignment Issues in Blown Film Lines

Wrinkles, baggy edges, weaving or wandering, tension issues, guiding or tracking difficulties, an increase in rewind scrap – any one, or all, of these issues can indicate misalignment in your blown film line. Precision alignment of the line is essential to producing high quality film. Including alignment inspections as part of your scheduled maintenance plans, […]

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Using Laser Trackers to Correct Conveyor System Misalignment Reduces Costly Downtime

Having a reliable and long-lasting conveyor system is key to a mining operation. However, alignment of conveyors is often overlooked and the reliability of these conveyors is undermined. Common conveyor issues caused by misalignment include belt failure and premature pulley wrapping and/or pulley bearing failure. Any of these problems will cause the extremely costly halt […]

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How to Align Machines – Getting Back to Basics

With many options in alignment tools and solutions available to manufacturers today, it is important to understand some basic principles of machine alignment so that you are making an informed decision when selecting the best solution for your particular machine or production line. Why is Machine Alignment So Important? Many of the costly equipment and […]

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Planning Paper Machine Roll Maintenance

In order to operate your paper machines at the high speeds, longer operational periods, and higher operating efficiency required in today’s competitive environment, a planned roll maintenance policy should be adopted. Paper machine rolls are the most numerous and often most complicated components of the machine. With performance standards higher, roll maintenance has become increasingly […]

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